MINUS SPACE en Oaxaca: Panorama de 31 artistas internacionales, Multiple Cultural Venues, Oaxaca, Mexico, March 15 – April 30, 2012
Daniel Göttin: Network 45 with Signs, February 6 – March 13, 2010
Open House for Butterflies, July 31 – August 29, 2009
Minus Space, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center / MoMA, NYC, October 19, 2008 – May 4, 2009
Daniel Göttin has mounted nearly 60 solo exhibitions and projects since 1990 at museums, galleries, and non-profits worldwide, including throughout Europe, Japan, Australia, and the United States. His work has been presented, commissioned, collected, and written about widely over the past 20 years. In addition to his artistic work, Göttin, along with his partner, artist Gerda Maise, also directs Hebel_121, an experimental exhibition space in Basel, Switzerland.
Since 1990, I have examined the interaction between material, space, and visual appearance. I conceive and develop my space installations according to the information that the given spatial situation offers. My interest is the equal dialogue between the already existing and my specific intervention, that makes the space and my intervention visible and perceptible as a new temporary unit in time. For these temporary installations I use common industrial materials and products.
I also examine the visual tension of the work in itself: at the same time examining its reference to – and influence on – architecture and the environment. Basically I am working with clear geometric forms, which I apply to playfully activate the interaction between space, object and observer.
With my mode of practice I like to call the attention on the subjective character of perception. The interaction between my specific intervention and the environment allows an experience of a newly defined perception of space.